Steven Moffat pens bonus Doctor Who tale starring Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas

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Doctor Who Magazine writer Emily Cook organized more bonus content with former Doctor Who Showrunner Steven Moffat.

The Best of Days, written by Steven Moffat and starring Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas as Bill Potts and Nardole, promises to be the best of the bonus content created for Cook’s Doctor Who Lockdown, a series of watch-alongs and bonus content created for fans to help them cope with the isolation they have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This isn’t the first collaboration between Lucas and Mackie since they starred together in Series 10 of Doctor Who. They sang a duet of Lucas’ Thank You Baked Potato as a fundraiser to help feed NHS workers working long hours to take care of people in critical care.

The pair have enjoyed a warm friendship since starring together as the twelfth Doctor’s companions on the programme.

The Best of Days was released at 5:00 p.m. BST on Sunday, June 7 on the Doctor Who: LOCKDOWN! YouTube channel. It is the last of the content planned for Doctor Who: Lockdown. You can watch it below.

The Best of Days was produced and planned by Emily Cook over several weeks and undoubtedly recently rewritten by Steven Moffat and rerecorded with new Bill Potts dialogue by Pearl Mackie to reflect recent events surrounding the tragic death of George Floyd who died during a police arrest in Minneapolis on May 25, and the resulting protests around the world.

It ends on a happy note with Bill declaring, “You know what? There would be serious chance that I would snog his [the Doctor’s] silly face off! Well, I would if he wasn’t a man.”

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